Wednesday, September 7, 2011
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
It's no longer about 'need to know.' Our guiding principle is 'responsibility to share.'
It has been a decade since our nation suffered the greatest strategic surprise on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the aftermath of September 11, as the country sought to understand how such a complex attack could go undetected, much attention was focused on the intelligence community. Pundits, scholars, commentators and others quickly labeled 9/11 an intelligence failure.